Ridge Runner Retreat - Lovely Log Rental - Less than 10 Minutes from Fontana Lake and Almond Marina - Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, and 2 Gas Fireplaces

Embers sparkle in the patio fire pit. Be soothed by the sheltered hot tub after travels and adventures. Wind rustles thru trees. Fire up the gas grill on the covered porch, and enjoy meals at the adjacent picnic table. Relaxation surrounds you here.

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2


Ridge Runner Retreat is a generously appointed two bedroom, two bath cabin with all the amenities you ould expect to make your vacation perfect. From the mountain view, to the gas fireplaces, to the lustrous wood throughout, Ridge Runner Retreat will be the cabin that you come back to year after year. Two satellite TVs enhance your stay, so that you can watch TV in the Master Bedroom while the kids watch something in the living room upstairs. The living room has radiant leather furniture, a stone gas fireplace, in addition to the TV.

A fully equipped kitchen awaits you, but if you don’t feel like cooking, it’s just 15 minutes to Bryson City restaurants or 10 minutes to those along the Nantahala Gorge. The dining room has formal dining for up to eight surrounded by large windows letting in a verdant view.

The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a private entrance to the bathroom. Downstairs, the master suite with its high ceiling features a king bed with TV, a gas fireplace, a mountain view through the wall of windows, and an alcove with a futon so you can keep the little ones close. If you don’t feel like watching TV, enjoy the home theater with music you’ve brought or one of the many music channels on the satellite TV. The master suite also has access to the hot tub on the covered porch, and a private bath. Both the master and upstairs beds have pillow-top mattresses and down and foam pillows.

This beautiful cabin has everything you need for a perfect vacation – from a fire pit on the deck to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, to the ample dining room, to the kitchen, to the sheer spaciousness. Don’t forget to bring your dog!

Ridge Runner Retreat is minutes from the Almond Boat Park, white-water rafting, tubing at Deep Creek, and hiking in the Nantahala National Forest.  Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Event Center featuring concerts and gourmet restaurants is about half an hour from the cabin.

- Past Guests Love Ridge Runner Retreat:

-" We absolutely loved the cabin.  It was the peaceful retreat we so needed. Please thank the owner for their extra efforts to extend the warmth and peace that only some time in the mountains can provide." - Joan

- "Everything was great. It was just awesome. It's just right. Don't change a thing." - Clint

- "It was everything I imagined it would be and more. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time and made lifelong memories." - Elizabeth

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General Amenities:
• Limited Basic Wireless Internet - No streaming, downloading, or other fast-speed applications can be supported
• Central AC & Heat
• Ceiling Fans
• 2 Gas Fireplaces 
• 3 Satellite TVs + DVD Player - Living Room, Lower Bedroom, and Media Room
• CD Player + Stereo System
• Sheltered Hot Tub
• Covered Porch + Open Deck with Clear plexi-glass Railing
• Outdoor Furniture + Outdoor Dining
• Gas Grill
• Fire Pit on Stone Patio
• Covered Parking
• Iron and Ironing Board
• Washer/Dryer
• Blow Dryer

The Fully Equipped Kitchen Has:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Blender
• Electric Range & Oven
• Microwave
• Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker (basket filters)
• Coffee Grinder
• Toaster
• Dishwasher
• Crock Pot 
• Colander
• Electric Hand Mixer
• Rolling Pin

2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths: The master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, satellite TV, alcove with Queen futon, deck access to the hot tub and a private bath. The upstairs second bedroom has a queen-size bed and private bath. Both bathrooms are tub and shower combinations.

• Yes - Pet Friendly
• Not Motorcycle Accessible
• Yes - Internet

Maximum capacity of up to 6 is based on county guidelines.


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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $810   2
Mid Season $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $930   2
Peak Season $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,050   2
Holiday Season $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,110   2
Season Start End Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Week Min Nights
Winter1/5/20183/15/2018 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $8102
Spring3/16/20183/28/2018 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $9302
Easter Holiday3/29/20184/3/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1103
Late Spring4/4/20185/23/2018 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $9302
Memorial Day Weekend5/24/20185/28/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1103
Summer5/29/20186/27/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0502
4th of July6/28/20187/5/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1104
Summer7/6/20187/31/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0503
Summer8/1/20188/29/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0502
Labor Day8/30/20189/5/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1103
Early Fall9/6/20189/30/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0502
Fall Foliage 10/1/201810/31/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1103
Late Fall11/1/201811/19/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0502
Thanksgiving11/20/201811/25/2018 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1104
Winter11/26/201812/19/2018 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,0502
Christmas - New Years12/20/20181/3/2019 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $1,1105


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Ocala, US
Reviewed: May 19, 2015
Property Manager
Cabin was very clean, well equipped. The views from this property were great! We would look forward to staying there again thanks for making our stay in the Bryson area a great time.
Attica, US
Reviewed: May 12, 2015
Property Manager
Reviewed: May 11, 2015
The cabin was more than we could wish for. Very clean, great views, it is the perfect getaway! We loved it and can't wait to come back.
Reviewed: May 7, 2015
The cabin was beautiful. So clean and inviting. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back.
Gilbraltar, US
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2015
Property Manager
Very friendly staff. A remarkable view at a beautiful property. It was perfect.
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2015
Just a spur of the moment weekend getaway. It brought us to this beautiful cabin. Spectacular view and very nice cabin. Thank you for sharing.
Erial, US
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2015
Property Manager
The staff was extremely helpful over the phone in applying my military discount (which I'm very grateful for). The emails were received just as she stated on the phone and the process was very simple. I particularly enjoyed the call I received on check in day. Though I was not yet at the cabin, your staff provided me with helpful locations to go and obtain our fishing licenses before they closed. Extremely knowledgeable staff on hand, thank you so much! We had an amazing time at Ridge Runner retreat (and we made that known in the guest book). Looking at the photos online when booking, I thought to myself, "this place is too good to be true." Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised. The home was in immaculate condition and everything worked just as expected. The views from the master bedroom and first floor balcony were absolutely breathtaking and were the highlight of many mornings here. We made great use of the hot tub, fire pit, and spacious kitchen during our stay. When we come back (and we WILL be coming back) we'll be bringing friends to share in our amazing experience. They couldn't get enough of the photos we posted on facebook. Our stay seemed to end as quickly as it began and I'll be sure to block out more days in the future. Still, during our stay we managed to squeeze in ALOT of fishing, some hiking in GSMNP, nights in Bryson City at the Grille or brewery (loved both equally), a long day in Gatlinburg tasting free moonshine, and one evening at Harrahs Cherokee. In all, we were so pleased to find a cabin where we could "get away from it all" and yet still have a ton of activities at our fingertips. I can't thank the staff enough for their assistance with booking and arrangements. There is literally nothing that could have made this a better experience...we'll see you in the fall! :)
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better week in the Smokies. What started as a simple fishing trip among friends turned into a breathtaking excursion through Americas Back Country. The fishing was awesome and the nights spent in this cabin were some of the best I can recall. Thank you for sharing your slice of serenity with us.
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better work in the Smokies. What started as a simple fishing trip amongst friends evolved into a breathtaking excursion through America back country. Free Moonshine in Gatlinburg was a definite highlight! The fishing "cabin" here was awesome and nights spent in this "cabin" were some of the best I can recall. Thanks for sharing your slice of serenity with us. Can't wait till next time.
Roanoke Rapids, US
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2015
Property Manager
I really enjoyed talking to your staff in booking my stay at your cabins. They were more than willing to work with us, because it was snowing when we were coming. They even offered to let me reschedule my stay if for some reason we couldn't make it due to the weather. The cabin and the area was beautiful, we total enjoyed our stay. I would plan my next vacation in the beautiful mountains and in these beautiful cabins. I have stayed at one of the other cabins before so I knew exactly what I was looking for. There cabins are beautiful, the website is exactly what the cabins look like. We went to the ski slopes and snow boarded we also went to Pigeon Forge shopping. I loved everything about the cabin, fire places, the hot tub, the beautiful wood work.
Irmo, US
Reviewed: Dec 17, 2014
Property Manager
Everyone was very knowledgable and quick to respond. Very helpful. We had a lovely time! Very specific directions were given to the mountain home, and everything was just lovely. We came for The Polar Express.
Speedway, US
Reviewed: Dec 4, 2014
Property Manager
St. Petersburg, US
Reviewed: Nov 11, 2014
Property Manager
Working with your team has been great, even when booking with such short notice. Everyone was polite and it was nice to hear them call when we had arrived at the cabin. We had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and it had everything needed for a relaxing getaway. Your website was easy to use and the cabins you offered were perfect for our needs. We were so impressed after our stay that I doubt we'll use anyone else now.
Spring, US
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
They were all very friendly and helpful. We completely enjoyed our stay at this breathtaking cabin. We feel blessed that we were able to see a part of GOD's great country. The seclusion and view of the mountains and surrounding forest were spectacular. We just love the cool weather and fall colors. I would recommend this property to friends and family.
Indian Trail, US
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2014
Property Manager
Bradenton, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2014
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 8, 2014
Wonderful Cabin and great location. We were so close to all of the places we wanted to visit and could come back to a beautiful cozy cabin. What a really great view from the upper deck. We would definitely come here again.
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2014
What can I say? We are spoiled for life. Beautiful view, beautiful dcor ,cozy cabin. The grandchildren loved the outdoors. Went on the train ride, horse back riding. We would love to visit in other seasons .
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2014
Thank you so much for the beautiful vacation. I have enjoyed this with my daughter and son -n -law and grandchildren in your lovely cabin.
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2014
Thank you to the Clarks for sharing their beautiful home with fantastic views and a great hot tub. We went whitewater rafting, rode the train, and went to Cherokee. This was a very relaxing vacation thanks to you.
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We were here for a long weekend to relax and visit with our daughter who is working here for the summer. We all enjoyed the cabin, the view, and the area nearby. We visited Fontana Dam, Bryson City, the water falls at Deep Creek Campground. Our family has stayed at many cabins in or around Gatlinburg for 20+ years and this is our favorite so far. It is comfortable, clean, equipped incredibly well, and is so cozy. We will make it a point to return to your cabin.
Lakewood Ranch, FL, US
Reviewed: Jan 15, 2014
Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us. The views are beautiful. It was very nice to get away from the Florida heat. My husband and son had fun catching 21 trout at the trout farm. The Rizzo Family
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2013
The cabin was everything and more, a true luxury in the woods! Well supplied with cooking essentials, comfortable furniture, beautiful view! Internet access good, limited cell phone access though. Mother nature brought us a bear to watch one night so be sure to secure your garbage outside..they are pretty smart animals! A welcome surprise for us. The only inconvenience is that the entry gate was on the fritz and needed to be repaired during our stay and I was given the wrong lockbox code to the cabin and with limited cell service and daylight buring was a bit troubling but forgot all about it once in the cabin! We are adventure seekers so mountain biking, hiking, ziplinng and whitewater rafting are all close by! Many pamphlets in the cabin if you did not plan ahead, we got there the final week before season closing so plan accordingly. It also was important to us to come home to a hot tub and a comfortable place to relax after an action packed day. We also took a day to enjoy and shop in near by towns. Bottomline, I would stay here again. Do listen and follow instructions provided, arriving the first day during daylight hours was extremely helpful advice even if all went as planned!
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing your cabins. We enjoyed the wonderful views!! It was our last night here and we heard a noise outside. We saw a little black bear roaming around the property. He entertained us as we ran around from the decks to the windows to catch a glimpse of this beautiful creature. It was a great way to end our trip.
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2013
We have stayed in several cabins in the Smokies and this is one of our favorites! We were on the mountains alone most of the week - fabulous! We even had a visit from a bear. [But just because he`s there doesn`t mean you should feed him!] He paid us surprise visit in the evening around dusk. Love your home thanks for sharing!


Ridge Runner Retreat Makes a Great Basecamp for Your Next Adventure:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 28 minute drive, or 23 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a 17 minute drive, or 12 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is a 10 minute drive, or 7 miles
• White Water Rafting is  a 7 minute drive, or 4 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 20 minute drive, or 13 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive, or 24 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 15 minute drive, or 74 miles
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 52 Min or 55.4 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 25 Min or 10.2 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 10 Min or 3.0 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 1 hour and 4 min or  38.2 Miles
• Western Carolina University 51 Min or 33.6 Miles
• Tsali Trail Head 31 Min or 11.3 Miles
• Ingles Grocery Store - 23 min or 10.8 miles

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